Helping in Child Protective Services A Competency-Based Casework Handbook

ISBN-10: 0195161904
ISBN-13: 9780195161908
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This second edition of Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook is a comprehensive desk reference that serves as both a daily guide for workers and a training tool for supervisors and administrators. This invaluable resource provides CPS workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist vulnerable families, covering such key issues as assessment, decision making, intervention, child development, medical evaluation, accountability, and the legal framework of culturally responsive practice. This handbook equips CPS professionals and students to follow the casework process from intake through case closure with step-by-step instructions and examples. Chapters cover child development, key developmental milestones, and the importance of intervention; medical evaluation of child abuse and neglect; how to structure interviews and phrase questions to obtain information from families and guide the casework process; and the importance of accountable practice to families, their agencies, and the public. This latest edition of Helping in Child Protective Services compiles the most up-to-date research and practice information to help professionals provide the highest quality and most innovative services to children and families.

Contributors
The CPS Experience: Working with a Family from Beginning to End
The History of Child Protective Services
The Casework Process
Key Partners in Protecting Children and Supporting Families
Interviewing Children and Families
Intake and Investigation: Initial Stages of the CPS Process
Assessment
Child Development
The Medical Evaluation of Abuse and Neglect
Intervention with Families
The Legal Framework for Child Protective Services
Accountability in Child Protective Services
Glossary
Index

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